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written by Kelly Miller, Nathaniel Lasry, Orad Reshef, Jason E. Dowd, Ives Araujo, and Eric Mazur
Researchers and practitioners routinely use the normalized gain (Hake, 1998) to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Normalized gain (g) has been useful in distinguishing active engagement from traditional instruction. Recently, concerns were raised about normalized gain because it implicitly neglects retention (or, equivalently, "losses"). That is to say, g assumes no right answers become wrong after instruction. We analyze individual standardized gain (G) and loss (L) in data collected at Harvard University during the first five years that Peer Instruction was developed. We find that losses are non-zero, and that losses are larger among students with lower pre-test performances. These preliminary results warrant further research, particularly with different student populations, to establish whether the failure to address loss changes the conclusions drawn from g.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 229-232
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
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10.1063/1.3515208
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01.40.Fk
01.40.gf
01.30.Cc
Keywords:
Force Concept Inventory, PERC 2010, gain, loss, normalized gain, peer instruction
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K. Miller, N. Lasry, O. Reshef, J. Dowd, I. Araujo, and E. Mazur, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10460&DocID=1920).
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K. Miller, N. Lasry, O. Reshef, J. Dowd, I. Araujo, and E. Mazur, Losing it: The Influence of Losses on Individuals' Normalized Gains presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10460&DocID=1920>.
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Miller, K., Lasry, N., Reshef, O., Dowd, J., Araujo, I., & Mazur, E. (2010, July 21-22). Losing it: The Influence of Losses on Individuals' Normalized Gains. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved August 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10460&DocID=1920
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Miller, K, N. Lasry, O. Reshef, J. Dowd, I. Araujo, and E. Mazur. "Losing it: The Influence of Losses on Individuals' Normalized Gains." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10460&DocID=1920 (accessed 30 August 2014).
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Miller, Kelly, Nathaniel Lasry, Orad Reshef, Jason Dowd, Ives Araujo, and Eric Mazur. "Losing it: The Influence of Losses on Individuals' Normalized Gains." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 229-232 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 30 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10460&DocID=1920>.
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